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Castillo de Monesma
2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Viticulture

Vineyard:
Soil Type: Clay.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 20th September 2003.
Yield:

Vinification:

The southern part of Somontano has a dryer climate than the rest of the Aragón region. Fruit maturation takes longer and allows for the main grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, to ripen to perfection and develop their most elegant features.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats for 12 days at 26ºCentigrade.
Bodegas Delcamp believes in the influence of the moon on the wine and there for they only decant in the last quarters.
Maturation takes place in 50% American and 50% Allier French oak barrels.
Castillo Monesma 2002 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark cherry color with an orangey border.
Nose: Toast, ripe fruits with plums and crystallized blackberry aroma. A touch of minerals and slight preserve notes.
Palate: In the mouth it is meaty and warm with ripe fruits and a spicy finish.
Other:

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.45
RS (g/l): 0.1
TA (g/l): 3.14
pH: 3.83